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Chris Woakes ruled out of ODI series with thigh injury

Chris Woakes ruled out of ODI series with thigh injury
Chris Woakes (right), has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing One-Day International series against Australia with a thigh injury.
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England fast bowler, Chris Woakes, has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing One-Day International series against Australia with a thigh injury.

Woakes picked up the injury in England's 93-run win in Manchester, due to which he ended up bowling four overs.

Having taken part in the first three games of the ongoing series, Woakes failed to pick up even a single wicket.

A tweet on England Cricket's official twitter account confirmed the news while stating that Woakes is expected to be available for selection for England's United Arab Emirates tour against Pakistan. 

“Chris Woakes has been ruled out of the final two Royal London ODIs against Australia with a right thigh injury.

“He is expected to be available for selection for the Test series against Pakistan.” 

Woakes made his ODI debut in 2011, and has so far featured in 37 matches, taking 47 wickets at an average of 36.72.

2015 has been an unhappy year for Woakes, as he sustained a broken metatarsal in England's World Cup campaign, following which a knee surgery kept him out the Ashes campaign.

In the absence of the Woakes, Reece Topley, Mark Wood and David Willey are in contention to claim the spot for the remaining two ODIs against Australia.

England will look to level the score-line when they take on Australia in Leeds for the fourth ODI, in order to stay alive with a chance to win the series.

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